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YOGA'S HEALING POWER by Ally Hamilton (Llewellyn, 2016)
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TUFF JUICE By Caron Butler with Steve Springer (Lyons Press, October 2015)
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agent, attorney : dananewmanliterary@gmail.com
Dana Newman
Dana Newman Literary
1800 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067
http://www.dananewman.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DanaNewman
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A STRAY CAT STRUTS by Slim Jim Phantom (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

Dana Newman is an independent literary agent based in Los Angeles. She's also a transactional and intellectual property attorney, advising content creators and businesses on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. Her focus is on helping creative entrepreneurs and authors achieve their goals, and she represents a wide variety of clients in entertainment, media and business.

With years of experience working in the entertainment industry during the digital revolution in film editing and audio recording, Dana enthusiastically embraces new technologies and ideas about how books will be created, distributed and experienced in the future.

Dana combines her professional insight, educational background (B.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley, J.D. from University of San Francisco), and a lifelong love of reading to provide a sophisticated, innovative approach to her role as a literary agent. A believer in the power of books to shape our culture and impact lives, she enjoys working with authors who are passionate about their work and have something meaningful to share. From crafting proposals and polishing manuscripts through negotiating and managing contracts and rights, Dana strives to be a trusted advisor and create a holistic, long-term working relationship with her clients.

Dana is interested in practical and narrative nonfiction books in the areas of memoir, biography, business, technology, popular culture, lifestyle and wellness (health, self-help, and sports/fitness), and on the fiction side she considers a very selective amount of literary fiction and women's upmarket fiction.

Dana is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, and the State Bar of California.


years experience: 20
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Memoir, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Women's Interest, Social History, Los Angeles, Film
LEADING CLIENTS
Agent Representation:

Jaime Harrison
Amos Snead
Nora Murphy
Jeff Emmerson
Slim Jim Phantom
Kevin Hines
Dr. Lauren D. Costine
Ann Jealous
Caron Butler
Allene Symons
Robert Yehling
Ally Hamilton
Stevie Salas
Achim Nowak
Nancy L. Cohen
Brandy Mychals
Lynne Martin
Jennifer Graham
Michael Smith
Zach Friend
Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S.
Shirley Streshinsky
Debra Busman
Patricia Klaus
Marlene Wagman-Geller
Michael Bush
Maggie Lamond Simone
Marsha Aizumi

Legal Work (Publishing):

Laurie David
Andrew Gumbel
Kimber Simpkins
Elizabeth Enslin
Cinco Puntos Press
Desiree Zamorano
M. Bridget Cook
Susan Albers PsyD
Toni Gallagher
Brad Henderson, BSME, MPW
Diana Weynand
Michael M. Tahery M.D.
Lisa Fitzpatrick/Swan Studio
Moglue, Inc.
NVC Consulting
eBookPlus, Inc.

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
DIAGNOSIS FEMALE by Emily Dwass (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

CLIMBING THE HILL by Jaime Harrison and Amos Snead (Ten Speed Press, 2018)

NORA MURPHY'S COUNTRY HOUSE STYLE by Nora Murphy (Vendome Press, 2018)

BEYOND ADHD by Jeff Emmerson and Robert Yehling (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)

INTO THE ABYSS by Ginger Lerner-Wren (Beacon Press, 2018)

NATIVE ADVERTISING: Blurring the Line Between Editorial Content and Sponsored Marketing by Mike Smith (McGraw-Hill, 2017)

SELMA & NELLY: TWO NOBEL WOMEN by Marlene Wagman-Geller (Bleeding Heart, 2016)

FOOD TRUTHS FROM FARM TO TABLE by Michele Payn-Knoper (Praeger, 2016)

BREAKTHROUGH: The Making of America's First Woman President by Nancy L. Cohen (Counterpoint, 2016)

THAT'S GOTTA HURT: How Sports Injuries are Transforming the Games We Watch and the Athletes Who Play Them by Dr. David Geier (ForeEdge, Fall 2016)

THE MOMENT: A Practical Guide to Creating a Mindful Life in a Distracted World by Achim Nowak (New Page Books, Fall/Winter 2015)

YOGA'S HEALING POWER: Looking Inward for Change, Growth, and Peace by Ally Hamilton (Llewellyn, Summer 2016)

ALDOUS HUXLEY'S HANDS: The Untold Story of Huxley's Quest for Perception and the Birth, Death and Rebirth of Psychedelic Science by Allene Symons (Prometheus, 2016)

A STRAY CAT STRUTS: My Life as a Rockabilly Rebel by Slim Jim Phantom (Thomas Dunne Books, 2016)

SURVIVING LESBIAN LOVE ADDICTION by Lauren D. Costine, PhD (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)

TUFF JUICE by Caron Butler with Steve Springer (Lyons Press, 2015)

BODY PUNISHMENT: OCD, Alcoholism, and Learning to Fight Back by Maggie Lamond Simone (Central Recovery Press, Spring 2015)

TARGETED: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers by Michael Smith (AMACOM, Fall 2014)

BLAZED: THE TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA ADDICTION AND HOW TO GET HELP by Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S. (Hazelden, 2015)

WHEN WE WERE THE BOYS by Stevie Salas with Robert Yehling (Taylor Trade, 2014)

LIKE A WOMAN by Debra Busman (Dzanc Books, 2015)

JUST ADD WATER by Clay Marzo and Robert Yehling (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD by Lynne Martin (Sourcebooks, April 2014)

CRACKED, NOT BROKEN: SURVIVING AND THRIVING AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT by Kevin Hines (Rowman & Littlefield, July 2013)

ON MESSAGE: HOW A COMPELLING NARRATIVE WILL MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION SUCCEED by Zach Friend (Turner Publishing, 2013)

AN ATOMIC LOVE STORY: THE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN ROBERT OPPENHEIMER'S LIFE by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus (Turner Publishing, Fall 2013)

Shirley Streshinsky's backlist titles including: HERS THE KINGDOM, GIFT OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN, A TIME BETWEEN, THE SHORES OF PARADISE, AND AUDUBON: LIFE AND ART IN THE AMERICAN WILDERNESS (Turner Publishing, Fall 2013)

COMBINED DESTINIES: WHITES SHARING GRIEF ABOUT RACISM by Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline Haskell (Potomac Books, 2013)

ARM CANDY: A CELEBRITY ESCORT'S TALES FROM THE RED CARPET by Christopher Gaida (AuthorMike Ink, 2013)

HOW TO READ A CLIENT FROM ACROSS THE ROOM: WIN MORE BUSINESS WITH THE PROVEN CHARACTER CODE SYSTEM TO DECODE VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION by Brandy Mychals (McGraw-Hill, Fall 2012)

THE KING OF STYLE: DRESSING MICHAEL JACKSON by Michael Bush (Insight Editions, Fall 2012)

HONEY, DO YOU NEED A RIDE? CONFESSIONS OF A FAT RUNNER by Jennifer Graham (Breakaway Books, Fall 2012)

TWO SPIRITS, ONE HEART: A MOTHER, HER TRANSGENDER SON, AND THEIR JOURNEY TO LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE by Marsha Aizumi (Magnus Books, Fall 2012)

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Audio rights to Jeff Emmerson and Robert Yehling's BEYOND ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving, to Kaitlin Johnstone at Tantor Media.

Audio rights to Ally Hamilton's YOGA'S HEALING POWER: Looking Inward for Change, Growth and Peace, to Kaitlin Johnstone at Tantor Media.

Finnish rights in Caron Butler's TUFF JUICE: MY JOURNEY FROM THE STREETS TO THE NBA, to Pekka Saarainen at Minerva, by Marleen Seegers at 2 Seas Agency in association with Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency on behalf of Dana Newman Literary.

German righs to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, the seventh international deal for adventurous senior gypsies, to Sorriso, by Annelie Geissler of Mohrbooks for Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency on behalf of Dana Newman Literary.

Complex Chinese rights to home-free retiree and blogger Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Mook, by Chris Lin of Big Apple Agency on behalf of Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency and Dana Newman Literary.

Simplified Chinese rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Guangxi Normal University Press, in a nice deal, by Big Apple Agency in association with Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency for Dana Newman Literary.

Audio rights to Michael Smith's TARGETED: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers, to Contessa Nyree at Audible.

Turkish rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Yabanci, in a nice deal, by Eda Caca at Anatolialit Agency in association with Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency on behalf of Dana Newman Literary

Audio rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD, to Contessa Nyree at Audible.

Korean rights to Lynne Martin's HOME SWEET ANYWHERE: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World, to Geuldam, at auction, in a nice deal, for publication in 2014, by Amo Noh at Amo Noh Agency on behalf of Judy Klein at Kleinworks for Dana Newman Literary.

Korean rights to Jennifer Graham's HONEY, DO YOU NEED A RIDE? Confessions of a Fat Runner, to TheNan, by PubHub Literary Agency on behalf of Judy Klein at Kleinworks Agency for Dana Newman Literary

Film/television rights to AN ATOMIC LOVE STORY: THE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN ROBERT OPPENHEIMER'S LIFE optioned to actress Maggie Lawson, Nine-25 Entertainment, Inc. in conjunction with Joseph Veltre of The Gersh Agency and Alchemy Entertainment

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Prior to becoming a literary agent Dana worked as an in-house attorney for Moviola, a leading supplier of training and equipment for filmmakers. She speaks frequently on legal issues for authors (including publishing contracts, collaboration agreements, and copyright).

Recent and upcoming events include:

- 2015 Pub West Conference
- 2015 San Francisco Writers Conference
- 2015 L.A. Writers Conference
- 2015 BinderCon - Los Angeles
- 2015 805 Writers' Conference
- 2016 San Francisco Writers Conference
- 2016 BinderCon - Los Angeles
- 2016 IWOSC Agents Panel
- 2016 Rose State College Writer's Conference
- 2016 Author 101 University
- 2016 805 Writers' Conference
- 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference
- 2017 BinderCon - Los Angeles
- 2017 IWOSC Legal Issues for Writers 101
- 2018 ASJA Annual Conference

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Foreign Rights Agency:

Judy Klein
Kleinworks Agency
1450 Three Mile Creek Road
Stevensville, MT 59870

judyklein@kleinworks.com

Co-Agent - Speakers and Film/TV Rights:

Phyllis Parsons
The Parsons Company, Inc.
1630 N. Main Street, Suite 412
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

info@parsonscompanyinc.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Solicited and unsolicited submissions are accepted, via email only. Please send a one-page query letter, which identifies the category of your work, the title, the length (word count), and provides a brief overview of your project, credentials and previous publishing history, if any. If I am interested I'll ask you to send a complete book proposal which should include: an overview of your project, chapter outline, a brief bio, a description of competing books and how your book is unique, and the first 10-15 pages of your first chapter. For fiction, if interested I'll request a synopsis and the first 20 pages.

Please send all items in the body of the email, NOT as an attachment. Be sure to include your contact details (email address and phone number). If you have relevant writing experience (articles, books), and/or have received writing awards, please include details in your cover letter.

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